Kolkata, May 3 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 8 WB-MAMATA-GOVERNOR-CLAIM Mamata to meet guv at 7 pm to stake claim to form govt Kolkata: TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee will meet West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at 7 pm on Monday and stake claim to form the government, after her party's stupendous win in the assembly elections, Raj Bhavan sources said.

CAL 13 WB-POLL-RESULT TMC sweeps Bengal assembly polls with 213 seats, BJP fails to cross double digits Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress romped home in West Bengal, pocketing 213 of the 292 assembly seats that went to polls and secured a third straight term in office, according to the final results announced by the Election Commission.

CAL 5 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha logs 8,914 new COVID-19 cases, five fresh fatalities Bhubaneswar: Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Monday surged to 4,71,536 after 8,914 more people tested positive for the infection, while five fresh fatalities pushed the toll to 2,073, a health department official said.

CAL 9 OD-VACCINATION-PHASE 3 Odisha formally launches third phase of COVID-19 vaccination for 18-44 age group Bhubaneswar: Odisha formally launched the third phase of COVID-19 vaccination for people in the 18-44 age group here on Monday, with beneficiaries being administered the first dose of Covaxin, a health department official said.

CAL 10 AS-POLL-RESULT Lotus blooms again in Assam as BJP-led alliance registers comfortable win Guwahati: The ruling BJP-led NDA retained its grip on Assam, bagging 75 of the 126 assembly constituencies that went to polls, while the opposition Congress-led Grand Alliance managed to clinch just 50 seats.

CAL 19 AS-POLL-VOTE-SHARE BJP has won 33.21 per cent votes in Assam Guwahati: BJP, which has emerged victorious in the Assam assembly elections for the second successive time, has garnered 33.21 per cent share of the votes, according to the Election Commission.

CAL 20 AS-LD AKHIL GOGOI Akhil Gogoi first in Assam to win election from jail Sibsagar: Jailed anti-CAA activist Akhil Gogoi became the first Assamese to win an election without hitting the campaign trail, as he clinched the Sibsagar constituency, defeating his nearest rival Surabhi Rajkonwari of the BJP by a decisive 11,875 votes. PTI RG RG